Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III Reporting

Dakota College at Bottineau signed, on May 13, 2021, the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement Supplemental award notice , with the assurance that the institution will use, no less than $661,607 to provide emergency financial grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.  Dakota College at Bottineau has the responsibility of determining how grants will be distributed to students, how the amount of each student grant is calculated, and the development of any instructions or directions that are provided to students about the grant.  As under the CRRSAA, institutions are directed with the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial grants to students.  Financial grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.
 
The total amount of funds that the institution has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s supplemental award [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.:
$0

The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students:
$0

The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant:
0

The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive.
Student who have submitted a FAFSA, are enrolled for summer 2021 semester and are Pell eligible will receive a block grant based on their enrollment.  This block grant is being given with the assumption that students who have the greatest need, as determined by the FAFSA, have expenses that are not covered by financial aid offered or other sources of income.  Because this is a block grant students must have had a FAFSA submitted by June 16th to qualify.  Block grants for Pell Eligible students will be in the following amounts:

$500 for 1 to 5 credits

$1000 for 6 to 8 credits

$1500 for 9 to 11 credits

$2000 for 12 or more credits 

Student emergency relief funds will be paid directly to students unless they indicate in writing that they would like the funds applied to their account.  Students receiving the block grant will be sent an email before the funds are disbursed asking if they would like their grant applied to their bill or sent directly to them. 

Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.

HEERF Block Grant Email(06/24/2021)

Good Morning,

 The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund provides monies to institutions for emergency financial grants to students whose lives have been disrupted, many of whom are facing financial challenges and struggling to make ends meet.  ARP requires that institutions prioritize students with exceptional need, such as students who receive Pell Grants, in awarding financial grants to students.

Students who have submitted a FAFSA, are enrolled in the summer 2021 semester and are Pell eligible will receive a block grant based on the number of credits in which they are enrolled.  This block grant is being given with the assumption that students who have the greatest need, as determined by the FAFSA, have expenses that are not covered by the financial aid offered or other sources of income. 

 lock Grants will be given in the following amounts:

1 to 5 credits- $500

6 to 8 credits- $1000

9 to 11 credits- $1500

12 or more credits- $2000

 Financial grants for students may be used for any component of the student’s cost of attendance or for emergency costs that arise due to coronavirus, such as tuition, food, housing, health care (including mental health care) or child care.

 Student emergency relief funds will be paid directly to students unless they indicate in writing that they would like the funds applied to their account.

 If you would like your HEERF II grant applied to your bill at Dakota College at Bottineau please reply back to this email and include this statement:

YES, please apply  my HEERF III Grant to my bill.

Email consent must be received back before Thursday July 1st.

 This grant will be disbursed July 9th. 

 Thank you,

Dakota College at Bottineau